Dear First Snow Fall of the Season, Every winter, without fail, you manage to saunter your way into our lives with a blinding flourish. And every winter, without fail, I’m caught off guard. As the sun set last night on...
Looking to beat the heat, get out of the cold, or do something indoors to entertain the kiddos?  No matter what season of Iowa weather or motherhood, there are many options for indoor fun in the area.  Iowa City Locations Tot...
Count up your points for today, and tell us your score in the comments! Bonus points for achieving your high score before noon.  We have to survive this Polar Vortex somehow, right?   
Now that the ground is finally covered in a layer of wintry white, it's time to make childhood memories by bundling up and hitting the sledding slopes. Read on for the skinny on the top Iowa City-area hills! 1. Hoover...
It's cold and the kids are home. There is nothing better than to end the day by winding down to watch a show or two. Then you remember that each show you are currently watching just had a 'mid-season'...
The winter solstice is the day of the year with the least amount (less than 12 hours) of daylight throughout the whole day. It used to be a day that I dreaded–cold and dark, and did I mention cold?!...
Gone are the days of being a student, when I had weeks to a month off around Christmas. I miss being in college and having a crazy week of finals, but knowing that once they ended I could relax...
For the past three years, instead of setting goals for the new year, I have focused on choosing one word to guide my year.  See more here or here . For 2018, I chose the word “Confidence.” At the time, I had really...
Winter is a great time to snuggle up indoors with a stack of books and a warm mug of hot chocolate as the snow falls gently past the window (or just covers your car in a disgusting crust of...
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve said, “We’ll just wing it!” I’d be able to pay off my student loans, afford organic produce, and buy everything on page 32 of the Pottery Barn catalog. Whether it’s...

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Iowa City Area Guide to Family Holiday Activities: 2020 Edition

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As with everything else in this crazy year that is 2020, holiday events – and therefore this holiday guide – will look a bit...